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Inspiring Stories from Plano

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.

Meghan Holden

I wanted to be able to take awesome photos of my daughter EVERY day to remember what she looked like at every stage in life. I knew little babies changed SO quickly, and the milestone photo shoots weren’t going to cut it for me! I wanted to to document EVERY little change! Read more>>

Morgan Marlin

Honestly, hair artistry just kind of fell into my lap. I’ve always had a love for the beauty and fashion industry but I never knew how that would translate into a career. I graduated high school, I had no idea what my next step was, and one evening my friend asked if I would go to an open house event at Paul Mitchell the School Dallas (PMTSD) with her because she didn’t want to go alone. I was immediately enthralled. Read more>>

Sheldon Maddux

I was born in the exciting city of Amarillo, TX but moved to Dallas shortly after that. I lived in Dallas with my mom and older brother until age 9. It was just the 3 of us for a while until my younger brother was born right before we moved. Growing up in Dallas was so exciting for me as a young, imaginative boy because I felt like I could do anything, and there was always a new adventure. Read more>>

Ngoc Anh Nguyen

I got hired at MAC Cosmetics because the manager loved the way I did my makeup. I worked there until I graduated college. After I graduated and moved to Dallas, I continued to be a freelance artist doing makeup and hair on the weekends while working my corporate full-time job. Read more>>

Jeanette Walkabout

I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit that I inherited from my dad who owns his own business. I didn’t always know what that would look like for me, but that has always been my dream. One thing I did know was that I was not looking forward to working for someone else the rest of my life. Read more>>

Sandy Davis, Derek Davis

My family is from Puerto Rico, and as I grew up I began to understand that – as in many cultures and families – coffee was an essential piece of our bonding time. I grew up spending summers in Puerto Rico with my grandparents, always starting the day dunking a huge loaf of buttered bread into piping hot coffee while we sat together, sometimes talking, and sometimes in silence. Read more>>

Dr. T. Anderson Ph.D.

Who am I? I am Dr. T. Anderson Ph.D. A serial entrepreneur, business consultant, and an author instilled with a formidable blend of knowledge & understanding of the business world. Motivated & inspired by the drive to serve the entrepreneurial world through the aid of her remarkable knowledge of business consultancy. Read more>>

Daniela Bell

I started developing my Beauty brand about 2 and a half years ago, I always have dreamed of having my own cosmetic brand and since Im a makeup artist I thought this was totally something I wanted to create to complement my personal brand. Read more>>

Savanna Dzebic

My Blue Avenue was created in the Fall of 2014 after my mom passed away. She was always inspiring me, and I was finding artistic ways to honor her memory so I started writing poems and then added in sketches of angel wings. This turned into using prints with angel wings, and then it expanded from there in adding in the gold foil. Read more>>

Catherine Daniels

I started in the floral industry a decade ago, with Marco Polo Florist in North Dallas, I quickly found a passion for flower design and dove in! I started my own event decor company in 2011, working mainly for friends & family, Our small operation grew with our partnership with One Fine Day Weddings & Events, and in the Spring of 2018 we opened our first studio! Read more>>

Ashton Williams

My story starts back in middle school, I didn’t know it at the time but the tough times I went through back then would fuel me into the drive and passion I have to help others transform their body and improve their overall confidence. I was always one of the biggest kids growing up. Read more>>

Vincent Talley

During my childhood we grew up not having a lot of money, sometimes wondering how we were going to afford our next meal, so we couldn’t really indulge ourselves. I remember seeing all the cake shows on TV and wishing I could have one of those crazy over the top cakes for my birthday, then i finally decided ill just learn how to make them myself. Read more>>

Amy Braddock

I’ve been married to my husband, Caleb since June 2005 and we have four children; two boys and two girls. After becoming a mom for the first time back in 2009, I stopped working at my husband’s office to fulfill my dream and become a stay-at-home-mom. Read more>>

Kayla Dye

My story in Social Media Consulting began in 2013 when I was a year fresh out of college and clueless. Circle 5 years later & here I am the owner of my very own business. I started working as a front desk receptionist at a startup cosmetic dermatology office in Plano and they needed some help getting the word out about their new location. Read more>>

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